Ex-Latham Atty To Direct DOJ COVID Fraud Enforcement

By Lauren Berg (March 10, 2022, 4:56 PM EST) – The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday appointed an assistant attorney general and former partner of Latham & Watkins LLP to lead criminal and civil enforcement efforts. agency to prevent pandemic -related. fraud.

Associate Deputy Attorney General Kevin Chambers, who served as partner and co-chair of Washington, DC, Latham’s litigation and trial department until January 2021, was named director of the Justice Department’s COVID-19 Fraud Enforcement unit, which oversees criminal and civil. actions in allegedly fraudulently obtaining $ 8 billion as pandemic relief.

“I look forward to this new role and to supporting the excellent work of the department …

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